Bicycle Accident Lawyer Toronto
Bicycle accidents can require the help of a trusted bicycle accident lawyer. Cyclists are considered vulnerable users of our roads. While there are dedicated bike routes and laws to protect riders, many cyclists are injured due to the negligence of cars on our roads. Bike riders have many rights on the road and protections to be able to travel safely.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident, it is important to know your rights and to act quickly as there are deadlines and time periods to make a claim.
Our bicycle accident lawyers are skilled at getting accident victims the compensation you deserve. If you have been injured by a car or motor vehicle accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Where a car is involved in the accident, riders are entitled to make an Accident Benefits or no fault insurance claim to their own insurer (where they have car insurance) or to the insurer of the vehicle that was involved in the collision. There are many complex rules for when you can make such a claim, our experienced bicycle accident lawyers can help.
You may also have a claim against an at fault party, including another cyclist, driver or municipal authority for causing your injuries. If your accident resulted from the negligence of another party, it should be properly investigated at an early stage.
Bicycle accidents can cause a host of significant injuries including traumatic brain injuries, orthopaedic injuries and in the most tragic situations, wrongful death. Our knowledgeable bicycle accident lawyers can help. Contact us now for a free consultation.
Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation regulates bicycling activities on our roadways. Cyclists are required to follow the rules of the road and adhere to safety requirements, which can be found on their website.
In 2012, the Ontario Government with the aid of the Office of the Chief Coroner conducted a review of cycling deaths in the Province. The report made many recommendations, yet only some of have been implemented. As a result, many cyclists continue to be at risk of injury or death while riding to work or for leisure on our roadways.